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February 7, 2008

Unconventional Thinking: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

A long time ago, which is to say at least a month or two ago, I consoled some friends who were despairing of the nastiness of the Democratic race by telling them that whoever won would be the better candidate for it, and that we might need a real race to produce a real winner.

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February 7, 2008

Quo Vadis, Conservatives?: A Commentary by Michelle Malkin

"Quo vadis," conservatives? It's the ancient, apocryphal question the apostle Peter asked Jesus while fleeing persecution in Rome. Where are you going? Where do we go from here?

February 7, 2008

What Will McCain Do Now?: A Commentary By Joe Conason

The revival of John McCain's presidential candidacy, now expected to carry him through to his party's nomination, can be interpreted as either proof of the judgment of Republican primary voters or evidence of the paucity of alternative choices.

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February 7, 2008

The Meaning of Super Tuesday: A Commentary By Douglas E. Schoen

The Republican Party has effectively chosen its nominee. That nominee is John McCain.

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February 6, 2008

Berkeley Vs. America, Again: A Commentary by Michelle Malkin

The troop-bashers in Berkeley are at it once more. But this time, the rest of America lashed back. Message to the Left Coast: It's not the 1960s anymore.

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February 5, 2008

"I Call You My Base": A Commentary by Froma Harrop

President Bush's new budget will top $3 trillion. It envisions massive deficits for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 -- nearly matching the record in 2004, when the federal budget went $412 billion into the hole.

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February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday Outlook: Obama's Surge: A Commentary by Dick Morris

As we approach Super Tuesday, Barack Obama has been surging all week - closing the enormous gap he once faced in most key states. But his momentum has yet to carry him over the top.

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February 4, 2008

Democratic Stalemate : An Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Terrence McAuliffe, the multimillionaire wheeler-dealer imposed by the Clintons on the Democratic National Committee as its chairman after the 2000 election, quickly paid back his benefactors. He designed a front-loaded primary system intended to confirm Sen. Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee by Feb. 5. Contrary to expectations, however, no choice will be made for months and perhaps not until the national convention at Denver in late August.

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February 2, 2008

Bush Against Romney : An Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While President George W. Bush has maintained neutrality among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, he privately expresses to friends his exasperation with Mitt Romney's hard-line stance on immigration.

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February 2, 2008

What Happened to John Edwards?: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

He was back again on Wednesday, never so eloquent as in withdrawing from the Democratic race for the presidential nomination.

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February 2, 2008

The Parties Change Places: A Commentary by Michael Barone

Just shy of a month ago, after the first votes were cast in Iowa and New Hampshire, it seemed that the Republican Party faced a fluid and fractious nomination contest, while the Democrats faced a clear-cut choice between two not particularly adversarial candidates. What a difference a few weeks can make

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February 2, 2008

Bill Clinton: Rogue Co-President in Waiting: A Commentary by Dick Morris

Make no mistake about it: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, her husband will be her rogue co-president, causing constant chaos, crises and conflicts for her new administration.

February 1, 2008

Hillary Crashing in California: A Commentary by Dick Morris

Stop the presses! The very latest polling data from California indicates a sharp trend for Obama and against Hillary.

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January 31, 2008

Media Swallow Kennedys' Arrogant Presumption: A Commentary by Froma Harrop

Are we done worshipping the Kennedys yet? And what do you mean by "we"?

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January 31, 2008

Step Back, Mr. Clinton: A Commentary by Joe Conason

The most likely motive for Bill Clinton's reckless political performance in recent weeks, ironically and sadly, is to redress the terrible humiliations he inflicted on his wife in years past. But unless he quickly regains control of himself, the most likely result will be to inflict irreparable damage on the presidential aspirations of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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January 31, 2008

Super Tuesday - A Vast and Varied Test - A Commentary by Rhodes Cook

Ready or not, here it comes... Super-Duper Tuesday, Tsunami Tuesday, Monster Tuesday, or whatever name one chooses to call it.

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January 31, 2008

Is McCain a Conservative?: An Inside Report by Robert D. Novak

As John McCain neared his momentous primary election victory in Florida after a ferocious campaign questioning his conservative credentials, right-wingers buzzed over word that he had privately suggested that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was too conservative. In response, Sen. McCain recalled saying no such thing and added Alito was a "magnificent" choice. In fact, multiple sources confirm his negative comments about Alito nine months ago.

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January 30, 2008

Out of Florida: The Frontrunner: A Commentary by Dick Morris

After the Florida primary, John McCain is the clear front-runner in the Republican primaries, the first we've had since Rudy Giuliani vacated the role.

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January 30, 2008

Code Words: A Commentary by Susan Estrich

"Hospice is code for six months."

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January 30, 2008

The Politics of Foreclosure: A Commentary by Michelle Malkin

Who says bipartisanship is dead? From President Bush to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards, to Mitt Romney and John McCain, virtually everyone in Washington agrees: The government must Do Something to stop home foreclosures across the country.